There have been rumors that Apple was developing their very own smart speaker to compete with the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Now, we have all the details. So, let’s talk about how the HomePod stacks up – specifically, comparing Apple Homepod vs Amazon Echo.
Homepod Vs Echo
The HomePod, as the Apple smart speaker has been called, was just announced alongside of the new the new iMacs. This small sneak peek has everyone excited about Apple’s first brand new piece of hardware since the Apple Watch.
After the success of the Amazon Echo, it’s no surprise that Apple debuted one just a few years later. Smart speakers have revolutionized what we expect for the speaker of the future. A smart speaker does so much more than simply play music from your device. Complete with their own AI program, a smart speaker has the functionality of a virtual assistant. They can run internet searchers, keep you up to the game, set alarms -and all through the use of voice commands! You can remotely (and hands-free) utilize the device, making it easier than ever for the busy person to easily use their devices without interrupting their day. Image an appliance with all of the functionality of an advanced Siri.
Homepod With Siri Vs. Echo With Alexa
In fact, it will literally be utilizing Siri virtual assistant! What makes the Apple HomePod better than any different than any other Siri powered device? That can be found in the speaker’s design. Apple is known for their unique and sleek product design. The HomePod is a short curved tower that sports a simple mesh covering. So far, only black and white versions have been announced, which isn’t surprising considering past releases. That being said, it is not unreasonable to suspect that other colors will be available shortly after launch date if all goes well.
Apple HomePod Design
While their sleek look arguably beats the aesthetic properties of its competitors at Amazon and Google, that’s not the part of their design that’s got everyone hyped about. Apple has announced that they put a lot of work into making a high-quality speaker. People that got the opportunity to test out the device, only had good things to say. Reviews found it was a of superior quality compared to other similar things on the market. The compact speaker is built so that it can fill an entire room, and tuned so that it distributes sound evenly so you don’t have any awkward spots with inconsistent volumes. If nothing else, the announcement has demonstrated that it is a top-quality speaker. In fact, their entire announcement seemed to focus on showing of its audio capacities.
In fact, because the announcement focused so much on demonstrating its elite auditory capabilities, there are still a lot of questions that have been left unanswered. For one thing, while it is known that product is in fact a smart speaker that will incorporate Siri, little has been said about it at all. Many suspect that the HomePod will introduce new and innovative ways to incorporate Siri into the device. Considering the heavy use of AI programs on the current smart speakers that are on the market, some AI incorporation is going to be necessary in order for the HomePod to stand up against its competition.
Apple HomePod Price
With the price tag of a whopping $349, we should expect to see a lot more for the speaker. What exactly is that? Nobody is too sure yet. Which apps it will support, third-party involvements, and even how to work the thing are pretty much unknown at this point. Aside from the previously mentioned subject of the Siri program, there is not much else we can go off of in terms of what software we are to expect. What we do know is that the device is fixed with a circular screen that is rumored to be a touch control panel and that it has a auditory quality that leaves its competitors in the dust.
Apple HomePod Release Date
While the announcement failed to give us too much insight on Apple’s new product, it has certainly gotten us excited. We hope to hear more news on other specifies of the HomePod before its launch in December.